Blackpool Music Festival 2014 – The Return

Blackpool Music Festival is a big thing for the town. Last year’s three days was increased to four. More venues were added as more bands, artists and poets wanted to be a part of annual free entrance event.

For me it holds even more significance, it was at this event twelve months ago that I took my first tentative steps into music photography. Since that time I have made many, many new friends, been privileged to see some of the most talented young musicians on the Fylde coast and surrounding areas and, hopefully, improved.

So what better way to say thank you than going back to the venue where it all started for me, Uncle Toms Cabin, and doing it all again!

There are lots of people that need to be thanked. Not only the organisers, artists and venues, but the sound and light technicians as well. Without them it would be a quiet and dull affair. And a personal thank you from me to photographer Ken Willan for covering a couple of gigs that I couldn’t make and allowing me to include his images into this gallery.

The pictures here are from Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Uncle Toms Cabin along with a snippet from The Golden Eagle on Saturday and The Apple & Parrot, courtesy of Ken.


More of Richard’s images from the festival can be seen in our galleries over the next few days.


Images courtesy of The Extra Third Photographyย  and K J Willan Photography



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